There is a full slate of MLB lineups to review prior to tonight’s action, yet most will have their eyes glued to the NFL draft which commences today through Saturday. There is a lot of intrigue as the teams at the top of the first round mull over what player best fits their needs. The San Francisco Forty-Niners will select second and will attempt to upgrade at the quarterback, cornerback, wide receiver, inside linebacker, and safety. Brian Hoyer, formerly of the Chicago Bears, was signed on during free agency and is pegged to get the nod in week one. Yet one would have to believe he is their long term back up option. New head coach Kyle Shanahan and General Manager John Lynch will likely decide whether or not to bring in Mitchell Trubisky or hold out until next year and pay free agent Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins.
The Forty-Niners could have Myles Garrett fall into their lap if the Browns choose to draft Trubisky with the first pick of the draft. This would be the best fit as the Forty-Niners could pair Garrett with last year’s first round selection DeForest Buckner to create a formidable pass rushing tandem. If Garrett is selected by the Browns, most feel defensive end Solomon Thomas of Stanford will be the Forty-Niner pick. Thomas and Buckner could total 20 sacks which would assist in obtaining better field position for the offense. Continue to double back to Fantasy Alarm for fantasy sports news updates and daily player recommendations.